Chapter 22: Urban relational capital and new transaction regimes
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This chapter analyzes the concept of relational capital in the context of today's society and explains the importance of understanding the relational nature of humanity, its societies and its individuals, as a possible alternative to solving our collective problems. The prevailing need to develop and establish positive human bonds is discussed in order to find proposals to adapt to the changes on the horizon. Relational capital is operationalized as a category of collective value and the literature about its social expressions are critically summarized. The new transaction regimes are analyzed to clarify the exchange of value elements and the importance of this dynamic for developing viable terms of relationship with the biosphere.

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